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    I was listening to Cross Purposes Live.
    And i was wondering:
    Who played the instrument in the beginning?
    Not sure what the name of the instrument is in english.
    Anyway, he sang it very good.

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    It's a harmonica and it's played by Martin.

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    • #3
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      Indeed he did! I perfer martin's version over ozzy.

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      • #4
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        Tony really played harmonica? If so, that's great. I assumed it was played via tape.

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        • #5
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          TM did play harmonica on that song. He did when I saw them on that tour in '94. I'm not sure if he was actually a harmonica player or if he learnt it just to do that song.

          Bang-up job on the vocals too!
          He is not here. He has risen!

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          • #6
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            Originally Posted By: J Hillenburg Tony really played harmonica?
            its not that hard. If you have a harmonica in the right key its a snap.
            "I want to tell you, yeah
            How Good It Feels
            Sleeping here with you tonight
            And thatís for real"
            -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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            • #7
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              I'm not saying it's difficult. I'm just saying it's nice that he put forth the effort to actually play it rather than relying on a backing track.

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              • #8
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                Tony plays lots of different instruments (including bagpipe! ) so I think it wasn't that difficult for him to grasp the basics, even if he never played it before.

                I'm wondering why the Sabs decided to do this song after 20+ years.
                "There's only one Black Sabbath... I like to call him Tony Iommi" - racer

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                • #9
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                  Tony plays:

                  Violin
                  Bass
                  Drum
                  Piano
                  Bagpipe
                  Harmonica



                  Geoff plays?
                  Bass
                  Guitar
                  Harmonica
                  Bagpipe
                  Saxophone
                  Keyboard
                  Synth
                  Can't you see what I see
                  You and I victims of Their word
                  As the master of power
                  Try to poison our world
                  ----- Eternal Idol ~ 1987

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                  • #10
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                    Remember that Tony played some guitar parts on both of his solo albums. He started as a guitar player (hence his bass playing skills displayed on Scream, although I'd be hard pressed to proclaim him an inventive bassist).
                    "There's only one Black Sabbath... I like to call him Tony Iommi" - racer

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                    • #11
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                      Originally Posted By: Rover
                      I'm wondering why the Sabs decided to do this song after 20+ years.
                      A momentary fit of sanity? It's strictly a guess, but I would like to believe it was Martin's idea.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally Posted By: J Hillenburg Tony really played harmonica? If so, that's great. I assumed it was played via tape.
                        The harmonica intro on CPL, is a taped sample. Martin does the rest himself.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally Posted By: Buttock1234
                          Originally Posted By: J Hillenburg Tony really played harmonica? If so, that's great. I assumed it was played via tape.
                          The harmonica intro on CPL, is a taped sample. Martin does the rest himself.
                          But on Forbidden Tour, Martin did all the harmonica, included the intro

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                          • #14
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                            Originally Posted By: Guillesab
                            Originally Posted By: Buttock1234
                            Originally Posted By: J Hillenburg Tony really played harmonica? If so, that's great. I assumed it was played via tape.
                            The harmonica intro on CPL, is a taped sample. Martin does the rest himself.
                            But on Forbidden Tour, Martin did all the harmonica, included the intro
                            True. But the question at the top of the page was referring to CPL, not the Forbidden tour.

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                              Originally Posted By: Buttock1234
                              True. But the question at the top of the page was referring to CPL, not the Forbidden tour.
                              You're right, I was just adding some info. But in CP Tour, it was the way you told before.

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